With the aid of high-powered visual effects and amazing archaeological findings, this documentary chronicles the last 24 hours in the life of Pompeii. Remains of 300 citizens trapped in beach-side crypts to which they fled during the eruption provide evidence to reconstruct local life in the First Century after Christ. Computer graphics recreate Vesuvius' deadly eruption, in 79 A.D.
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Grand Prix du Jury, XII Prix Leonardo, Parma, Italy, 2003
Grand Prix du Festival, ICRONOS, Bordeaux, France, 2004
First Prize, International Archaeology Film Festival, Rovereto, Italy
Prix Special du Jury, and Prix du Public, Festival du Nyon, Switzerland, 2003